Back on Track + Announcing The 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon!

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After publishing my essay on Spellbound earlier today, I’m back with more Ingrid Bergman stuff as I decided to announce the 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon! Hey, I finished 2 hours earlier at work, so why not taking the occasion to do so! 🙂 I must admit I hesitated before hosting this blogathon again because I seem to have less and less participants each year, but I must admit I miss hosting blogathons and Ingrid Bergman is too extraordinary not to be celebrated annually! 🙂 Plus, I might not be able to host it in 2019. So here we (me and Ingrid) are again!

So, from August 27 to 29, 2018, the Swedish goddess will once again be venerated!


The 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon has for objective to remember Ingrid on her 103rd birthday but also her 36th death anniversary. It is created for fans to share their love and admiration toward this marvelous actress and share with us some a collection of always worth reading articles!

If you wish to participate in this most amazing event, please read the following steps and rules:

1- Choose a subject by commenting on this article or sending me an email at, or via The Wonderful World of Cinema Facebook Page. Please indicate the name of your blog + the URL.

  • It can be anything related to Ingrid Bergman. An essay about one of her films, her life, actors she collaborated with, or even her children such as actress and model Isabella Rossellini!
  • No duplicate. As there is a multitude of subjects to discuss in connection with Ingrid Bergman, I’ll ask you not to choose one that has already been claimed (except if it’s something very vague like a personal tribute).
  • Can I write more than one entry? Yes, but I will allow a maximum of two entries/person.
  • Can I participate if I don’t have a blog? Sure! Just mail me your article at and I will add it to my blog as a guest post!
  • Note: All articles must be new material.

2- Once your subject has been approved, please help me spread the world by sharing one of these banners on your blog! This year concept: on the set photos of Ingrid Bergman with a mirror effect! You can also help me promote the blogathon on various social medias (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google +, etc.)

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3- The event will take place from August 27 to August 29, 2018. When it will begins on the 27, I will update a new post where you’ll be able to submit your entries in the comments section.

4- A few requests:

  • If you don’t like Ingrid Bergman, this blogathon might not be for you. This is an event to celebrate her. Plus, any articles that seem disrespectful toward Ingrid Bergman or that shows that you clearly don’t like her won’t be included in this blogathon.
  • If you want to participate, please subscribe! I know it sounds stupid, but don’t write an article on Ingrid Bergman and then assume I will include it to the blogathon if you haven’t subscribe first. I do accept last minute subscription, but subcsribe!
  • Please, mention my blog and the event in your article and also share the link to the other entries. Make sure to share the one I’ll post on the 27th, not this one. Blogathons are like big get-together!

5- If you have any question, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂

To help you, here are the subjects that have already been claimed:

  • Stromboli
  • Casablanca
  • Indiscreet
  • Anastasia
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Notorious
  • Cactus Flower
  • Ingrid Bergman as a feminist icon
  • Spellbound
  • Ingrid Bergman : In Her Own Words
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

Here are the participants and their subjects

Cinematic ScribblingsStromboli (1950)

Taking Up RoomCasablanca (1942)

Realweegiemidget ReviewsIndiscreet (1958)

Maddy Loves Her Classic FilmsAnastasia (1956)

The Stop ButtonAutumn Sonata (1978)

Thoughts All SortsNotorious (1946)

The Midnite Drive-InCactus Flower (1958)

Three Enchanting Ladies – Ingrid Bergman: Power and Feminism

A Shroud of ThoughtsSpellbound (1945)

Crítica RetrôIngrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

The Hitless Wonder Movie BlogFor Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)


So, I can’t wait to be back in August for this big celebration!



Many Thanks to All the Participants of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon!


This annual event is already over (boooo) and, as always, it has been a real treat to read all your entries honouring the wonderful actor that William Holden was! I shared them all individually on this Facebook group dedicated to the Golden Boy and the Holdeners enjoyed them very much!

I also have to thanks, once again, my precious co-hosts, Michaela and Emily (Millennials crew!!) who kindly accepted to help me host the blogathon this year. I don’t think it would have been possible otherwise!


If you missed some of the entries (because being shared on 3 different blogs, it could happen), here they are all, one more time. I invite you to read as many as possible because they are all worthy.

Anybody Got A Match?William Holden and Audrey Hepburn

Caftan Woman The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Cinema CitiesWilliam Holden’s Oscar Nominated Performances

Coffee, Classics,  & CrazinessWilliam Holden as Major Kendall in The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Crítica Retrô – William Holden’s Guide to a Picnic (1955)

DubsismSports Analogies Hidden in Classic Movies – Volume 12: Stalag 17

DubsismSports Analogies Hidden in Classic Movies – Volume 13 : Network

Four Star Films Picnic (1955)

Juliette Campbell (Guest at The Wonderful World of Cinema) – William Holden as Erik Erichon in The Counterfeit Traitor

LA ExplorerSpotlight on William Holden in The Fleet’s In

Love Letters to Old HollywoodThe Ramblings of a Scatterbrain on Born Yesterday (1950)

Mr. William HoldenBreezy

Musings of a Classic Film AddictMy Tribute to William Holden

Old Hollywood FilmsThe ‘La At Last’ Episode of I Love Lucy

Realweegiemidget ReviewsDamien: Omen II (1978)

Taking Up Room Unintended Consequences

The Flapper DameHolden 100 – Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

The Midnite Drive-InFighting the Good Fight

The Stop Button The Moon Is Blue (1953, Otto Preminger)

The Story EnthusiastDear Ruth (1947)

The Wonderful World of Cinema William Holden from A to Z

Thoughts All SortA Wild Bunch…

VinniehThe Key

Whimsically ClassicMiss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

William Holden Centenary couldn’t have been more entertaining! I would like to say “see you next year” but I’m no 100% sure I’ll be in Montreal next April and able to host, so I’ll say: see you next time, for more Golden Holden festivities!


The 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon – Day 3


We have finally arrived at the 3rd and last day of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration that I’m hosting with the fantasti Emily from The Flapper Dame and the sensational Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood! But most of all, it’s today that, 100 years ago, the Golden Boy was born!! I just went to university to submit my LAST bachelor degree’s essay and now the rest of my day is dedicated to Bill and the blogathon!!! I’m, of course, very impatient to read all the pieces and not only those submitted for day 3!!

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So let me first present you the lovely entries worthy of true Holdeners!!

Samantha over at Musings of a Classic Film Addict pays a brilliant tribute to the Golden Boy and tell us how she discovered him!


Dan from Krimson Kimono discusses the timeless classic The Bridge On the River Kwai and understands perfectly the quality William Holden brought to this film!


Realweedgiemidget Reviews wrote about a less discussed Bill Holden’s film: Damien – The Omen II. It might not be a masterpiece, but she makes it sound intriguing!


Letícia at Crítica Retrô tells us how to go on a picnic according to William Holden in this highly entertaining piece on… Picnic!


Thoughts All Sorts wrote an excellent piece on The Wild Bunch that gives us perfectly the essence of the film!


Keisha from the blog Cinema Cities presents us three performances for which the golden boy received Oscar recognition! An excellent article by a true Holdener!


J-Dub, blogger at Dubsism approaches Network very new and interesting way by discussing the hidden sport analogies in the film!


For my own contribution to the blogathon on The Wonderful World of Cinema, I explore the man Bill Holden was in a fun A to Z post!


One of my co-host, Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood tells us all about the Holden-Holliday duo in Born Yesterday!


Alex at Anybody Got a Match? discusses one of Hollywood’s most notorious love affairs: the romance between Bill Holden and the iconic Audrey Hepburn.


Amanda over at Old Hollywood Films wrote about one of classic television’s most hilarious moment: When Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) met William Holden in a Hollywood’s restaurant!


Kayla from Whimsically Classic talks about another fun collaboration between Lucille Ball and William Holden, but this time, in Miss Grant Takes Richmond!


Come back regularly, because there’s more to come!


Don’t forget to visit Michaela’s and Emily’s blog to read the post published on day 1 and 2!

Day 1

Day 2

Of course, I have to wish a very happy heavenly centenary to our man of the moment, Golden Holden!!!